Lessons Learned from Unfavorable Microsurgical Head and Neck Reconstruction: Japan National Cancer Center Hospital and Okayama University Hospital

Yoshihiro Kimata, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Narusi Sugiyama, Satoshi Onoda, Minoru Sakuraba

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Abstract

The risk of surgical site infection (SSI) remains high after major reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. Clinical data regarding SSI in microsurgical tongue reconstruction are described at National Cancer Hospital in Japan, including discussions of unfavorable representative cases, the relationship between SSI and preoperative irradiation at Okayama University Hospital in Japan, and strategies for SSI control in head and neck reconstruction. Local complications are inevitable in patients undergoing reconstruction in the head and neck areas. The frequency of major complications can be decreased, and late postoperative complications can be prevented with the help of appropriate methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-737
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016

Keywords

  • Microvascular head and neck reconstruction
  • Postoperative complications
  • Strategies for complications
  • Surgical site infection
  • Unfavorable result cases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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